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Attributing Emotions to Animals

Mark Rowlands

in Can Animals Be Moral?

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199842001
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979844 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842001.003.0002
Attributing Emotions to Animals

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Emotions, in the sense relevant to this book, are identified as intentional states that are individuated by their content. The attribution of such states to animals is thought to be problematic. The problems are identified and resolved in this chapter. A definition of what it is for an emotion to possess moral content is supplied.

Keywords: emotions; intentionality; content; holism; truth-preservation; Davidson; Stich; animals

Chapter.  10700 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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